Sevilla, capital of the Andalucia region in the south of Spain, is located on the left bank of the Guadalquivir River. It has a typical Mediterranean climate, with an average temperature of 26º C in summer and 12º C in winter. Around 3.000 hours of sunshine per annnum give Seville a near-perfect climate all year round.
The city’s attractive, rich and complex personality was forged over the centuries by multiple influences. It offers testimony of ancient history and the continuous waves of peoples from across the Mediterranean which contributed to its outstanding architectural heritage.
La Giralda and the City Walls give us an idea of the splendour of the Islamic Sevilla. The Cathedral, the third largest Gothic temple in the Christian world, is the best symbol of the medieval period. However, it is in the XVI Century, when, after the discovery of America, the city becomes the capital of the New World by monopolizing trade with the New Continent. The Archives of the Indies, created in the XVIII century by Carlos III, preserve all the documentation regarding the discovery and colonization of America.
Being selected as the site for the World Expo in 1992, which celebrated the 5th centennial of the Discovery of America, was important for the modernization of the city and its metropolitan area.